Speaker Bios – April 29, 2021 Fair Housing Month Event

Please join us for presentations spotlighting housing issues right here in our community!

We are happy to announce the Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), Inc. 2021 Fair Housing Month Event: We’re in this Together, presented in partnership with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section of Broward County

Thursday, April 29th, 2021, 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

The morning of the event, please join us by clicking this link: https://broward.webex.com/webappng/sites/broward/meeting/download/9862bf5245514abf8c3eae672d5cdc8c?siteurl=broward&MTID=m070eab0567e87be79b42a490bacd7130


Kristin Wong is a Financial Analyst on the Mortgage Markets team at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Her focus is on market monitoring, access to credit, and data analytics. She has been at the Bureau for five years. Prior to joining, she was completing her master’s at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

Jumorrow Terra Johnson is a Victim Services Practitioner for the State of Florida with over 20 years of experience in the Criminal Justice and Social Service arena. She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Sociology and a Masters’ Degree in Criminal Justice. She is the current Human Trafficking Coordinator with the Office of the State Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit, assigned to the sexual battery and child abuse unit. Ms. Johnson was previous employed with Plantation Police Department, Florida Atlantic University Police Department as a Victim Advocate and the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Berbeth Foster is the Senior Staff Attorney at Community Justice Project. She was formally the Lead Consumer Rights Attorney in the Senior Citizen Law Project of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. Berbeth has a decade of experience litigating and defending low income populations in consumer rights matters including mortgage foreclosure, debt collection, fraud and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. In her time at Legal Aid, Berbeth assisted her clients in obtaining over half a million dollars in debt relief. She now focuses much of her time at Community Justice Project on representing community organizations and individuals in housing related matters.

Denise Ghartey is a Justice Catalyst Fellow focusing on climate gentrification, community displacement, and racial justice. Denise believes in liberation movements that are driven by the community and is deeply passionate about working with those who are directly impacted. Denise works to promote equitable development through the representation of tenants and community organizations in eviction and land use hearings, strategic litigation, and policy advocacy. Before attending Harvard Law School where she was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and Harvard Defenders, Denise worked as a case manager, homelessness prevention advocate, and paralegal in Boston, MA.

Catherine Albamonte is a Community Mortgage Specialist and Assistant Vice President at BB&T. She has worked in the home mortgage industry for 31 years.

Keenya Robertson is President & CEO of Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), Inc. She currently serves as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the National Fair Housing Alliance, a consortium of more than 220 private, non-profit fair housing organizations, state and local civil rights agencies, and individuals from throughout the United States. She has testified before the United States Congress, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racism, and the National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity and made guest appearances as a fair housing expert on MSNBC, local news stations, and local television programs as a fair housing expert.

Luxmy Panzardi is HOPE’s Broward County Testing & Investigations Coordinator. She has been working in the Fair Housing field for 11 years. As a Testing Coordinator she is responsible for administering HOPE’s testing program as well as advocating for clients who have experienced housing discrimination. She currently conducts testing in the areas of rental, sales and lending. Luxmy also coordinates all source of income testing for HOPE. Prior to joining HOPE staff, she was a Fair Housing Advocate for Community Legal Services in Central Florida.